Definition of deoch an doris in English:

deoch an doris

(also doch an dorris)

Pronunciation /ˌdɒx (ə)n ˈdɒrɪs//dɒk/


Irish, Scottish
  • A final drink taken before parting.

    • ‘Perhaps I should add that Deoch an Doris is Gaelic meaning "a drink at the door".’
    • ‘Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that's all.’
    beverage, drinkable liquid, potable liquid, liquid refreshment, thirst quencher
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Late 17th century: from Scottish Gaelic deoch an doruis ‘drink at the door’.


deoch an doris

/ˌdɒx (ə)n ˈdɒrɪs//dɒk/